Famille Hugel Grossi Laüe Riesling 2011

15,00000

Grapes : Riesling 100%

The wine’s colour is the young, fresh, pale green of pistachio nuts and spring lime-tree foliage with silver
highlights; it has a wonderful intensity, an alert dynamic brilliance and significant legs.
The bouquet is a clear, precise and frank statement of youthfulness with an agreeably perfumed fruity and
floral expression of aroma which leaves an impression of healthy and juvenile freshness; there is also an
elegantly subtle hint of minerality at first which will become more stated after a few years laid down. The
aroma combines spring flowers, fern, almond tree and pistachio nuts, white peach, lemon grass with a hint of
salt from the chalky mineral-rich soil. There is the notable signature of the great wine-making region which is
typical to a Riesling.
On the palate it is clearly a dry Riesling of the highest quality with a full, broad, juicy and strong structure,
complimented with a wonderful astringency which adds length and character to the flavour.
There is also a remarkably harmonious after-taste.
This is a wine which is fine for immediate consumption but which would benefit from a little patience to allow
it to develop the specific regional qualities and minerality that will give it an added aroma of white piedmont
truffle in 2 to 5 years.
Can be laid down for 15 to 20 years.
Best served at 10°C, should be decantered 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
This is a highly gastronomic wine which should be served with roast turbot, sole meunière, lobster, rock
lobster, sander, perch, poultry or other white meat. Roasted poultry, pasta with fresh white truffle.

SKU: 64 Category: Product ID: 546

Description

• THE Icon of Alsace… flag bearer of the region, with its yolk-yellow label… rechristened Grossi Laüe, using the local dialect, earning 98 points from James Suckling, 97 points from Parker and perfect score for a dry Riesling from Alsace, by Michel Bettane, the most respected critic of France and of the world, never before done by him.

Additional information

Country

France

Region, Sub Region

Alsace

Grape Varieties

Riesling

Wine Style

Medium to Full bodied

Alcohol %

12.5%

Vintage

2011

Closure

Diam Cork

Serving Temp.

10°C

Size

750ml

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